Jan 18, 2019 Of the over 100 different species of coffee plants, only two— Coffea Arabica and Coffea robusta produce the beans used in the thousands of coffee blends sold. Wild relative species (that grow naturally in the wild) are needed to cross with domesticated coffee crops to insure their longterm viability. From the journal, […]
Where are the best places to locate a beehive in your backyard?
In a recent Guardian post, there’s an effort underway in the state of Nebraska to enable farmers the right to repair electronic products that requires access to proprietary software.
Today’s article in the NYT is written by a british sheep farmer in the north of England whose livelihood is as old as the hills. 4500 years old to be more exact.
It’s a remarkable personal story of triumph and perseverance in the face of dire circumstances.
Hash and its gregarious companion— hashcapades— are a joyous romp and a satisfying culinary adventure.
February 15, 2017 It’s an unusual story. A chocolatier who makes religious icons out of rich, dense chocolate. And the result, Sarah Hart adds a little more joy to the world. What’s wrong with that! Here’s a link to the full length version:Artisan Chocolate: A Minister’s Daughter
Kate McMillen of Lauretta Jean’s demonstrates how to make chocolate cream pie using fresh made dough and a filling made from scratch.
Some universities are offering online courses to help make it easier for new farmers to ramp up quickly. “The Cornell Small Farms Program offers over twenty courses each year to help farmers improve their technical and business skills.”
January 25, 2017 Winter is a challenge for farmers who grow during this season. It also can have it’s rewards in the form of extra sweetness. See related video: Winter Farming: A Tale of Bitter and Sweet